Friday, January 25, 2013
WR draft options for Chicago
By Tim Kavanagh
To long-time observers of the Chicago Bears, it might sound crazy that they're considering another WR upgrade this offseason after trading for Brandon Marshall and using a second-round pick on Alshon Jeffery last season, but a change in philosophy appears to be underway with the hire of Marc Trestman as the new HC. There are two ways the Bears can find themselves a deep threat to complement Marshall and Jeffery, either free agency or the draft, and down at the Senior Bowl are two good options if they choose the latter route.
In the opinion of Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Texas WR Marquise Goodwin and Oregon St. WR Markus Wheaton could fit the bill. Goodwin has track-star speed -- literally, he was a four-time All-American in track and field while a Longhorn -- while Wheaton has been turning heads with his speed in Senior Bowl practices this week.
It's not 100 percent certainty that the Bears will invest another high pick at the position, but they will have some intriguing options if that is their decision.